Blue Wall of Silence’ shrouds Capitol Hill shooting

Garth Kant,  WND

It’s called the “Blue Wall of Silence,” and it goes up when police officers close ranks and seal their lips to protect their own.

Critics say officials have erected a wall of silence around the details of the death of unarmed suburban mother Miriam Carey, who was shot five times, once in the head, three times in the back and once in the arm by federal authorities in the shadow of the nation’s Capitol.

And the evidence may back them up: Authorities will not provide crucial details about the case or even answer questions about it, and they appear intent on making sure the final report on the incident never sees the light of day.

As WND reported, on March 24, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Kim C. Dine testified before a congressional committee that he believed officers made the right call in shooting Carey to death, but, he said, he could not go into details because the case was still under investigation.

However, now the case is no longer under investigation, authorities are still not releasing details.

On Oct. 3, 2013, uniformed members of the Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police officers chased down and shot to death the 34-year-old dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut, who was driving a black Nissan Infiniti with her baby in the backseat, after she apparently made a wrong turn at a White House entrance, made a U-turn to exit and fled the scene when officers confronted her. Somehow, the bullets all missed her 14-month-old child.

On July 10, after a more than nine-month investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced it would not file criminal charges against any of the officers or agents.

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